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The Enchanted Forest: 12. The Silver Queen

“Mama?” She hadn’t changed at all, except for her hair that had once been black and straight but was now an effusion of silver curls. “Kari,” she said, and strode towards her. Kari surrendered to her mother’s embrace, to the … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 6. A Guide Book

Lisa stared at Rika, uncertain how to react to the calm intensity with which the awful confession was delivered. She had known of course that the practice of slavery persisted on the continent, but this was her first confrontation with … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 5. Knitting Needles

Waking to warm sunshine is always welcome, but finding yourself wrapped naked in a blanket on the edge of a cliff – with no idea how you got there – is disconcerting. Kari awoke with a murmur of pleasure, then … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 4. Waking Up

Lisa woke to bright daylight as the wizard ambled about opening the windows. The inside surfaces of the shutters were polished silver, and they fell open at an angle that reflected the blue sky above. Rika slept on undisturbed, nestled … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 2. What’s in a Name?

Rika leaned against Lisa for support. She was so small that Lisa had thought her merely a girl, but even if she were a girl she had certainly reached her adult years. Not for the first time, Lisa wondered what … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest: 1. Blood in the Water

There was blood in the water. Not enough that it could be seen, or even tasted, but it was there. Kari’s lips tingled with the potential for magic. All she needed was a name. Human blood. And something else. Something … Continue reading

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Love Spells and Immunity

My last post was prompted by a new novelette by Madeline Kelly, Olympic Hearts: a tale of two goddesses, which is a romance between Aphrodite and Artemis. (I have only read the beginning and this is not a review.) I … Continue reading

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